So the number one question I get asked when people find out the sex of the baby is..."So what are you going to name him?". The answer, I have no idea! My plan has been to take three name options into the delivery room with me and choose the name after I get a good look at him. Since the sex isn't going to be a surprise I want the name at least to be a surprise... plus I like to make game-time decisions. Besides, if I picked a name too early my mother would have it engraved and stitched or printed, (oh and don't forget the monogram) into/onto whatever she can find (don't try to deny it Mom, its your m.o. =)).
However, the current problem is that Sean and I do not agree on names. We had a couple picked out before we knew the sex, but those have become wishy washy and are mostly off the table (although John/Jack may be back on the table as of yesterday). Sean has a tendency to like strong, sharp names, (like Declan) while I favor the sweeter, romantic names (like Elliot or Seth). For the most part the name game gets played like this... Sean suggests a name and more often than not I just don't like it... I suggest a name and there either is already someone by that name in his family, he grew up with someone by that name, or he associates that name with an racial/ethnic group that isn't Irish and therefore says no. For example, Jake is out because he once knew a guy named Jacob and his cousins name is Jacob, Nicolas is out because it sounds too Russian (even though I think Cole is an adorable nickname). He favors Irish names but his family has sort of cornered the market on Irish names and I feel like we should try something else or at least not restrict ourselves to that single category.
We have worn the boy pages of our name book thin and now have to get a new one. So if you have suggestions I'm happy to hear them.